Radisson plans new hotels for Saudi Arabia

Photo credit: Radisson Hospitality

Radisson Hospitality, part of Radisson Hotel Group, has signed deals to open two hotels in Saudi Arabia: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Qurtuba and the Radisson Hotel, Qurayat. 

Both hotels are scheduled to open in 2020.

The signings take the group’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia to 41 hotels and more than 10,000 rooms both open and under development.

Virtual Event

Hotel Optimization Part 3 | January 27, 2021

With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event on January 27 from 10am – 1:05pm ET for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.


“Saudi Arabia remains a key market for the group and we continue to execute our strategy, developing quality hotels not only in the commercial hubs of Riyadh and Jeddah and the Holy City of Makkah, but also in second-tier cities where we’re supporting the needs of business and leisure travelers,” said Elie Younes, EVP/CDO at Radisson Hotel Group, in a statement. “Our upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand is well established across the Kingdom, with 25 Radisson Blu hotels and more than 5,300 rooms in operation and under development. We’re also pleased to introduce our new upscale Radisson brand to the Kingdom, underpinning our continued support for ‘Vision 2030’.”

Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Qurtuba

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Qurtuba will be part of the new upscale Al Jadah mixed-use development. The hotel will be located close to Riyadh city center with direct accessibility to the road that links the city center and the international airport, which is 12 kilometers away. The hotel will have 103 rooms and suites as well as 16 villas. 

Radisson Hotel, Qurayat

The Radisson Hotel, Qurayat will have 137 rooms and suites. The hotel’s dining options will include an international restaurant and a lobby lounge. For leisure and recreation, the hotel will have a spa and a gym, while the meeting facilities will include four meeting rooms and a conference room.

Qurayat is a city located in Al Jawf Province in northern Saudi Arabia and close to the border with Jordan. The hotel will be located 10 kilometers from the domestic airport and 8 kilometers from the land port.